Project: Center for Global Learning Garden at Washington and Lee

Principle Designer: Stacey Farinholt


Stacey Farinholt - design partner
James Hill
Amrit Singh

Client: Washington and Lee University

Status: Design and Bidding


The garden at the Center for Global Learning will be a destination on campus where scholarly activity flourishes, alumni reunite and first time visitors begin their tours. With an outdoor classroom for 20, seatwalls tucked away for quiet studying or conversation, and moveable chairs for small groups or a single user, the garden will welcome and accommodate a variety of guests.

Positioned at the confluence of two major circulation routes, it will be an important terminus and a singular experience within an historic University fabric. An in-depth study of the specific cultural, geological and floristic qualities of the Shenandoah Valley was combined with the lineage of Virginia gardens and their English influences to create a southern garden reflective of the specific and sublime landscape of Rockbridge County.

  • 1/ Site plan

  • 1/ Concept component diagram

  • 1/ View of garden from balcony of new Center for Global Learning